We live in unprecedented times where stress is the only constant. You could belong to any strata of the society but stress isn’t bound to spare you. We are advised to hit the gym for our bodies, to meditate for the sake of our mental health but rarely does anybody talk about the side effects of stress on our skin.
Our skin is the easiest prey to the harmful impact of stress and anti-aging. When we are stressed, the cortisol levels in the body rise up. This in turn increases the inflammation on the skin and we all know the havoc that it causes both on our skin and on our self confidence. This inflammation manifests itself in a myriad forms on our skin e.g. redness, acne breakouts, dehydrated skin, burning and itching sensation on the skin and what not.
Here are a few tips to help you take care of your skin when stressed:
1. NO HEAVY MAKEUP PLEASE
It's actually a good idea to give your skin a break and let it breathe a little when you find your skin acting up due to all that stress you’re experiencing. Also, don’t forget to ace it with the sun-screen.
We can’t stress enough on how crucial it is to keep yourself hydrated for the sake of your skin. It helps combat potential dryness caused by all that cortisol. Drink as much water as possible!
3.A DIET CLEANSE
We are what we eat and all that junk food in your diet only agitates your skin by increasing inflammation and free radical damage. Including more fresh foods like fruits and vegetables will prove to be an advice that will go a long way! It is best to avoid alcohol, caffeine and fried foods.
4.GET SOME SLEEP
If it is so that you’re having trouble sleeping, it is bound to show on your skin too. It is best to keep your smartphones aside and give yourself some rest in a dark and quiet room.
5.SHAKE IT OFF
One of the best ways to reduce stress and get better skin is to exercise. A good sweat generates all the happy hormones which in turn increases the blood flow and decreases free radical damage. This regulates the oil production and brightens your skin.
6.SAY NO TO EXCESS FRAGRANCE, COLOURS OR DYE
It is best to avoid these chemicals as they agitate your already irritated skin. These may be present in your colognes, deodorants, hair colours and other dyes.
We at Uniqaya understand how stress can be a deterrent to one’s self-confidence. Keeping this in mind, we have curated a wide range of products that are an intelligent blend of plant based ingredients backed by scientific methods. The 3R impact in our products i.e. Repair, Rejuvenate and Restore is a winning combination to protect your skin against stress and its harmful effects. We understand how every skin is different and so should its skincare routine be. We have a plant based range of products that help your stressed skin not only come back to its original self but emerge even brighter and more radiant.